Your what’s on guide

Here is a list of what’s on in the area

Friday April 24

The Craicheads, live band, St Patrick’s Irish Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm, £5 entry, call 420265.

The Jolly Rodgers, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admission.

Friday Focus Free Lunchtime Talk, Emma Woolshed of In the Wool Shed will discuss her passion for natural dyes, natural fibres and India, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.

Saturday April 25

Gissane Duo, live band, best suited to over-55s, St Patrick’s Irish Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm, call 420265.

Riff Raff, live band, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street from 9pm, free entry.

Drink and Jive, rock and roll band playing covers from over the years. Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club.

Coffee Morning and Book Fair, Napton Village Hall, The Crescent, Napton, CV47 8LS, 10am to 12.30pm, free entry.

Pilgrim Puppets Presents The Good Samaritan, St Mark’s church, Milverton, from 2pm, children and families welcome, refreshments will be served.

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Beethoven, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £12, concessions £10 and £2 for children and students, call 0247 661 2688 or buy on the door.

Spring Craft Fair and Cafe, stalls, homemade goodies, gifts, vintage, art work and more, St Mary’s church, Leamington, from 10am to 4pm, for more information call 778505.

Lost Traditions - Flint Knapping, find out how early man and prehistoric people made their survival tools. Watch Karl Lee demonstrate the production of arrowheads, handaxes and spearheads and then you will have an opportunity to make your own stone tool, St John’s Museum, Wattlewood Room, Warwick, from 10am to 4pm, £35 per person, call 412132.

The Lillington Ladies’ Choir with special guests The Royal Naval Association Male Voice Choir. An evening of traditional and popular songs, with favourites from musicals and shows, Radford Road church, Leamington, from 7.30pm, tickets £5, call 313027.

Elvis tribute, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk.

Parkinson’s UK -Leamington & District, at the Royal Priors in Leamington for Parkinson’s Awareness Week, for more information about the branch call 714385.

Spring Fayre, homemade cakes, bric-a-brac, homemade cakes, preserves, tombola, raffle, Galanos House, Banbury Road, Southam, from 2.30pm,

Sunday April 26

Battle of the Big Swing Bands, Leamington’s Badgers Big Band is lined-up for a head-to-head jazz duel with the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra - winner of many BBC National Big Band contests, An exciting night of roaring rhythms and sounds will open up at 7.30, for tickets and enquiries call 01675 442 050.

Lecture and Display by Mark Warby on Captain Bruce Bairnsfather and his association with the Verney Family and Lighthorne; Lighthorne Village Hall: The famous Stratford resident and creator of the WWI comic character “Old Bill” was a personal friend of the Verney family and before enlisting in the First World War he wrote, directed and performed in pantomimes in Lighthorne and at Compton Verney. The display and talk will be followed by tea and cakes. Entrance £4 (free to members of the Lighthorne History Society). 2.30 pm.

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Beethoven, Town Hall, from 7.30pm, Leamington, from 3pm, tickets £12, concessions £10 or £2 for children and students, call 0247 661 2688 or buy on the door.

Justin’s Open Mic, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, from 3pm to 7pm.

Tuesday April 28

Warwick Horticultural Society, Talk by Paul Smith, Head Gardener at Charlcote House, Methodist Church Hall, Barrack Street, Warwick, from 7.30pm.

Wednesday April 29

Leamington and District Organ and Keyboard Society, An evening of musical entertainment with Chris Powell, Radford Road, Leamington, from 7.30pm, pay at the door, £8 admission, call 427493 or email

Gallipoli Music Memorial 2015, The London Central School of Ballet will perform The Comic Spirit, a short ballet by the Leamington born pianist, organist, critic and composer William Denis Brown, Leamington Art Gallery & Museum, from 6pm to 7pm, free entry.

Meet the author Ruth Scurr, who will be talking about her new book John Aubrey, My Own Life.

Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, from 7pm, tickets £3.50 (or £2.00 concession) available from Warwick Books, Market Place, Warwick, call 499939.

Priors House Care Home on Old Milverton Lane near Leamington is holding a free dementia support event from noon to 3pm, call 0333 321 1924 or visit

Thursday April 30

Warwick Poetry Reading Group, featured poet Jonathon Swift, Warwick Quaker Centre, High Street, from 7.45pm, new memebrs welcome, call 511969.

Friday May 1

Holy Communion and Coffee at Seasons Restaurant, Warwick Street, Leamington, from 10am, all denominations welcome, voluntary donation for Warwickshire Air Ambulance.

Leamington Music Festival Weekend, celebrating a century of festivals Pump Room, The Parade, Leamington, event runs until Tuesday May 5, for list of concerts visit, call 334418 or visit

The American Songbook, Maggie Bartmanis mezzo-soprano, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 1pm for 1.10pm start, free admission, retiring collection.

Saturday May 2

Coffee Morning to raise money for Clic Sargent, cakes and bric-a-brac and books, Lillington Free church, Cubbington Road, from 10.30am to noon,

Tony Kearny, live band, ideally for over-55s, St Patrick’s Irish Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm, call 420265.

Dancing to Ron Technics, The Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8.15pm to 11pm.

Matti Fantasi, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admission.

Race Night, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street from 8pm, free entry.

Sunday May 3

Dene River Jazzmen, The Gauntlet, Caesar Road, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm to 10pm, free admission.

Spring Flower Walk with Cubbington Action Group Against HS2, through South Cubbington Wood, two-mile walk which lasts about 90 minutes, leaving the King’s Head in Church Hill at 2.30pm, bring suitable footwear, children and dogs on leads welcome, walks are free but donations to the group are appreciated, for more information call 425283.

Warwick Girls’ Marching Band Sunday Car Boot Sale, Band headquarters, Westend Centre, Hampton Road (by Racing Club Warwick FC, opposite Shakespeare Avenue), from 12.30pm for 1pm start, Pitches £6 (no booking required), Buyers – Adults 50p, children - free.

Monday May 4

Last chance to see Sensational Clay, final day of interactive display of ceramics by Jon Williams, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, free admission.

Southam Lions May Day Fete, stalls, toys and games, penny arcade, bouncy castle, Punch and Judy, Ice Cream, Raffle, face painting, book stall, refreshments, Bowling Green car park from 2pm, to hire a stall call 814294 or visit

Celebrity Organ Recital by David Saint (St. Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham). Programme includes works by Reger, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bridge and Parry, All Saints Parish church, Victoria Terrace, Leamington, from 7pm, Tea/ coffee & cake available from 10.30am and after the recital. free admission.

Wednesday May 6

Join Woodloes Townswomen Guild for an evening of fun and games,Woodloes Commmunity Centre, Deansway, from 7.30pm, visitors £3 including refreshments.

Diabetes UK South Warwickshire Group, a talk with consultant dermatologist Bruce Gee on skin problems and diabetes, Medical Education Centre, Warwick Hospital, from 7.30pm, free parking.

RAF Association Leamington and Warwickshire Branch, speaker Sheila Woolf will give a talk entitled A Strange Time concerning the remarkable life of Cordelia who was the daughter of Lord and Lady Leigh of Stoneleigh Abbey, Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, for more information call 01789 297646.

Mid Warwickshire Association of the National Truts, Dorchester and Thomas Hardy, Alistair Chisholm - Blue Cross Guide and Dorchester Town Crier - is an experienced guide to this historic and picturesque town, Spa Centre, Leamington, from 7.30pm, visitors welcome, admission £3.

Thursday May 7

Show and Tell, free talk: Looking Gorgeous: How to be a Victorian Lady. Market Hall Museum, Warwick, from 1pm to 1.30pm,

Saturday May 9

Liquid Insanity, live band, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street from 9pm, free entry.

Spring Fayre, various stalls, books, jewellery, bric-a-brac and tombola at Southfields, 57 Lillington Road, Leamington, free entry, from noon to 3pm.

Lisa Stanley, as seen on Sky TV’s Country Music channel, St Patrick’s Irish Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm, call 420265.

Armonico Consort, Bach Magnificant, Kuhnau Magnificant and more, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets from £11 to £32.50, call 0844 581 0750 or visit

Music at Leamington Hastings, John Lill CBE piano, Bach , Busconi, Chaconne and more, All Saints church, Leamington Hastings, from 7.30pm, for tickets call 07540 689606 or visit

Monday May 11

Fulke Greville, a Warwickshire man at the court of Elizabeth I and James I, Academic experts in the subject, Dr Gavin Alexander, Dr Sarah Knight and Dr Freya Sierhuis, will look at his cultural and literary legacy, including a session at St Mary’s Church, Warwick. Cost: £15 Please bring your own lunch, tea and coffee provided.Venue: The event starts at Warwickshire County Record Office and finishes at St Mary’s Church, Warwick. Book tickets by calling 738959 or at